The first three years of my writing career I spent interviewing infantrymen and Rangers at Ft. Stewart, Ga. —a bit different from my suburban upbringing outside of Cleveland, Ohio. After discharge I moved to Arizona, and, in order, picked up a husband, a BA in Journalism, two kids, a Masters in Education, and a dog named Zeke, while living in L.A., San Jose, Houston, Tucson, Pocatello, and Youngstown.
As a feature writer and columnist for the Youngstown daily, The Vindicator, I interviewed and wrote about the people I grew up with. At the same time, I taught composition at Youngstown State University for 15 years or taught kids with emotional problems and special needs for two in public schools after studying special education. All the while, I wrote.
It took retirement to finally publish a book.
Photo by Gary Galvin